Get an overview of the newly updated UC application, learn about the 14 points of comprehensive review, find the best way to select your four personal insight questions, and learn two ways to answer all four of them.

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Guide to Writing Your UC Activities List

Learn how to make the most out of the activities list section of your UC application by highlighting your jobs, side projects, and volunteer trips: the 30 blanks for inputting your information with 160 characters space for describing each activity.

A Brief Guide to Using the UC “Additional Comments” Section

Figure out how to use the secret extra space in your application to paint a fuller picture of who you are to your application reader, or, to use it as spill-over for your other sections.

4 Qualities of an Amazing College Essay

I wasn't expecting that. I couldn't believe the ending. I feel like this person is just like me. What are the goal posts you need to hit before you click submit? This article offers four clear elements of an amazing college essay by showing how two real example student essays express them

The Ten Types of Movie (and Personal Statement) Plots

In Save the Cat, the very excellent screenwriting book by the late Blake Snyder, Mr. Snyder claims there are ten basic movie plots. It’s a rad concept and it just may help you figure out the plot (aka story) for your college essay. Here are all 10 plots, with examples from both movies and college essays.